Samuel G. Penland

Born: Mon., Jun. 25, 0192
Died: Sat., Jul. 29, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 01, 2017
Location: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Aug. 02, 2017
Location: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church

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 Samuel G. Penland

June 25, 1992 - July 29, 2017

GRANGER - Sam Penland, beloved son and brother, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 29, in St. Louis, Missouri. Sam was born on June 25, 1992, in South Bend, Indiana. Sam is survived by his parents, Peg (Graham) Penland and Greg Penland, and sister, Abby Penland, all of Granger, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Helen Penland, and grandfather, John Graham. He is also survived by his grandfather, Larry Penland, and grandmother, Jerre Graham; uncle, Dennis Penland; and cousins, Kate, Maggie, and Anna Penland. He was loved by many great-uncles, great-aunts, and other family throughout the Midwest.

Sam is a 2011 graduate of Penn High School. He will be remembered for his calm and reflective nature among family and friends. Sam had a playful and gentle way with animals, especially Ted, the family Golden Retriever, and Ollie, his cat. Sam found great joy in playing his Taylor acoustic guitar. He loved creating his own original music which his family always enjoyed. Sam built a fix gear bike which he often rode, and liked skate boarding, kayaking, and frisbee. Sam took the lead in the family tradition of baking and decorating Christmas cookies every year.

Visitation for Sam will be Tuesday, August 1, from 6 - 8 PM at Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church at 53720 Ironwood Drive, South Bend. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 2, at 11 AM, also at St. Michael's.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Sam's memory be made to Saint Michael & All Angels, 53720 N. Ironwood Rd., South Bend, IN 46635; or to Pet Refuge, 4626 S. Burnett Dr., South Bend, IN 46614. Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North is assisting the family with arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Samuel's memory to the following organizations:

Pet Refuge
4626 Burnett Drive, South Bend, IN 46614

St. Michael and All Angels Church

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